Mexican Chicken Casserole

Well, it’s that time of year again.  Back to school.  I know all of you moms and dads are strapped for time, so I wanted to share a super easy casserole dish with you all:  Mexican Chicken Casserole.

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Yes, it’s a little messy.  Messy is good.  But it’s so easy to make…I used a store bought rotisserie chicken to slash the time in preparing it.  15 minutes prep time (max) means you can pop it in the oven and start helping the kiddies get ready for their next day at school.

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Here are your ingredients:  Mexican blend shredded cheese, flour tortillas, soups, salsa and chicken.  I pulled all the chicken from the bone and it was about 4 1/2 cups.

Chance

And this is how Chance looks at me when I’m pulling chicken from the bone.  He’s a spoiled rotten mess.

Preparing Mexican Chicken Casserole

Start by stirring together cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese soup and salsa.

Add the chicken and stir again.

Mexican Chicken Casserole

In a greased casserole dish, layer 4 of the flour tortillas.

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Spread half of the chicken mixture over the tortillas.

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Layer 4 more tortillas over the chicken mixture.

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Yep.  You got it.  Spread the other half of the chicken mixture over the tortillas.

Mexican Chicken Casserole

One last layer of tortillas…

Then the cheese goes on top.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes and you’re all good to go for dinner.

And don’t let all the photos make you think that this recipe is complicated…like I said, 15 minutes max is your prep time if your chicken is already cooked.  :-)

Mexican Chicken Casserole
 
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Serves: Approximately 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • Approximately 4½ cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  • (1) 10¾ ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • (1) 10¾ ounce can cheddar cheese soup
  • (1) 10¾ ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1½ cups prepared salsa
  • 12 ounce package flour tortillas (12 tortillas)
  • (1) 8 ounce bag (2 cups) Mexican blend shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9 inch casserole dish (or spray with cooking spray).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the soups and salsa. Add chicken and stir to combine.
  3. Layer 4 of the flour tortillas in the casserole dish.
  4. Spread ½ of the chicken mixture over the tortillas.
  5. Layer 4 more tortillas, then spread the remaining half of chicken mixture over them.
  6. Layer last 4 tortillas. Top with cheese.
  7. Bake (uncovered) for 30 minutes, or until top is lightly browned and chicken mixture is bubbly around sides of dish.
Notes
Recipe adapted from PaulaDeen.com

Comments

  1. Crystal {@phatbakes} says

    Looks amazing! I haven’t tried using that kind of chicken! I may make this, this weekend for my mom. Thanks!

  2. Jessica says

    Do you think you could freeze this as is? Are there any changes you might make to it in order to freeze it? I think I’m going to try it!

    • The Blond Cook says

      Hi Jessica, I personally wouldn’t freeze it…if you try it, please let me know how it turns out! Hope you like it! :-)

    • says

      I have made casseroles very similar to this and after freezing the corn tortillas turn to mush. Very tasty still but if you want intact tortillas, don’t freeze.

  3. Alli says

    We make a version of this, but instead of salsa, we use a can of chilis. And regular cheesey Doritos in place of tortillas. :) it is sooo good!

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